Films: Pterodactyl (2005)

Alias: None

Type: Ancient

Location: Mountains/Forest

Height/Weight: That of an average human.

Affiliation: Neutral

Summary: Back when dinosaurs ruled the Earth, other reptiles took to the seas and the skies. In the latter's case, pterosaurs dominated the air, coming in all manner of shapes and sizes. None are perhaps more recognizable than the Pteranodon...nor are there any more malformed by lazy filmmakers. Also, Pterodactyls are not Pteranodons. We want to make that clear.

History: In the mountains of the Turkish-Armenian border, there is a nest full of Pteranodons with a taste for flesh. And they're hatching. For a group of regular folk and more than a few soldiers, it'll be more than pest control. It will be a matter of survival like never before.

Notable Kills: One soldier gets his head sliced off by a Pteranodon’s wing.

Final Fate: The main nest gets blown up while the last one is blasted by a rocket launcher. However, it's later revealed that the mountains harbor more than just pterosaurs. They have theropod dinosaurs too!

Powers/Abilities: Getting hit by these Pteranodons is like being struck by a plane.

Weakness: Anything conventional.

Scariness Factor: 2.5-Pteranodons with teeth and the ability to carry people away or rip them in half with sheer force alone. Sounds like a metric ton of pterosaur stereotypes rolled into one. And it would have been rather terrifying had it not been for the piss-poor CGI. These low budgets are why we can't have nice things, people.

Trivia: -Pteranodon longiceps was one of the largest pterosaurs recorded before Quetzalcoatlus stole its thunder. Also, its name literally means "toothless wing", so these film pterosaurs have a lot to answer for.

-Another thing they have to answer for? The fact that they can carry things away like eagles. Actual pterosaurs usually had pathetically underdeveloped legs. They used their wings to thrust themselves off high ground in order to take off. And to catch prey, in the case of fish-eating Pteranodon, they are speculated to have dived into the water like gannets.

Image Gallery

That evil would actually be Coolio blasting 'Gangster's Paradise' over the airwaves.

Their realm, your death.
Wow! He's a grower!

"So, how come those animals catch on fire at random?"

They grow up so violent!
Even these bit-players managed to get their logo at last.

"I swear, you guy's aren't prehistory's eagles! LOOK IT UP!"

"How long was I out cold?!"